Acceptance and usability of an ambulant activity coach for patients with COPD

Monique Tabak, Hermanus J. Hermens, Tatjana Burkow, Ileana Ciobanu, Mihai Berteanu

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    In chronic care, technology can play an important role to increase the quality and efficiency of healthcare. But to be successful, healthcare technology needs to be acceptable, usable, and easily integrated into daily life. As a consequence, end-users need to be actively involved in the design process. In the European IS-ACTIVE project, we developed the Activity Coach, which aims to promote an active lifestyle for patients with COPD, by applying visual feedback and real-time motivational cues in daily life. In this paper, we elaborate on the Activity Coach design, involving the end-users, to develop a product that is highly usable and well accepted.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International conference e-Health 2013
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-972-8939-87-8
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
    EventIADIS International conference e-Health 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

    Publication series

    PublisherIADIS press


    ConferenceIADIS International conference e-Health 2013
    Other24-26 July 2013


    • user centred design
    • METIS-297746
    • Usability
    • EHealth
    • user acceptance
    • COPD
    • IR-86854
    • EWI-23540
    • Physical Activity

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